A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B+
Mount Holyoke College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
Address
50 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075

Mount Holyoke College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
50%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1220-1490
ACT Range
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$26,082/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,637/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,924/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,280/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,012/ year
  • $110k+
    $33,043/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.65 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.63 responses
40%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.63 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,095Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • There is no one word
    39%
  • Friendly and accepting
    27%
  • Brilliant
    18%
  • Intellectualy adventurous
    6%
  • Leaders
    6%
  • Changemakers
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
94%
of students say they don't have Greek life.47 responses
Poll
74%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.80 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Accepting
    41%
  • Empowering
    28%
  • All of the above
    16%
  • Changemaking
    9%
  • Inviting,
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
85%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.33 responses
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I have only been here for two months, but I am very confident that I made the right decision in coming here. The campus is absolutely gorgeous. MHC is consistently ranked in the top 10 for best campus and nicest dorms. Professors here want to be here teaching and helping their students. There are so many programs throughout the week to make MHC students more successful in their classes, internships, interviews, and future jobs. We have over 100 clubs, so there is something for everyone. Traditions such as Mountain Day, Founders Day, Elfing, First Year Plants, and Pangy Day enrich the campus and connect current students to past generations. Attending a women's college and specifically MHC has bolstered my confidence and self esteem.
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Mount Holyoke College is the best decision I have ever made! There is a huge variety in terms of nightlife on campus and off. Whatever Mount Holyoke and South Hadley lack, the other college towns and schools make up for. The best professors you'll find. Great sense of community. Wonderful traditions. It feels like a summer camp with homework.
Mount Holyoke College is a liberal arts college located in South Hadley, MA. Its student community is comprised of people from across the world and from all different backgrounds and identities. The thing they have in common is a striving for excellence and a pursuit for justice and ethical practices. The professors employed at MHC are incredibly qualified on the whole, and give ample instruction and direction to students. MHC is also a part of the 5-College Consortium, which allows students to take courses at the neighboring Smith College, Amherst College, Hampshire College, and University of Massachusetts, Amherst.